I thought that homeschooling children would strengthen a family unit and create more trust and harmony at home. I didn’t even hear of homeschooling until a few years back, I wouldn’t have even considered this for my child. I actually have a teaching certificate and I wouldn’t feel qualified to teach my child to grade 12 and beyond. (I remember grade four math homework making me feel ill.)
I only have four examples of homeschooling and they are extremely different.
The W. Family, the mom is university educated and suggested that since children learn at different levels and different speeds, she was uncomfortable with public school as her kids may not get the individual attention they need. This is fantastic. If this is one hundred percent of homeschooling, I’m behind it completely.
The N. Family, hmm, ok, so this family is “off the grid”, kids have basically been stolen by Child Protective Services under suspicious, violent and ridiculous circumstances. I haven’t looked into this incident as I’m afraid my heart will be broken, I’ll get angry, and start writing letters that don’t even concern me.
The D. Family, I see them regularly (as you know, totally) and never once did it occur to me that they weren’t giving their children the proper individual attention they needed. Yes, the elders teach the youngsters and the mother is absent and not very educated but they ARE following a curriculum and I’m sure there are tests and rules that need to be followed. I trusted that they were doing the right thing by their children.
I guess my only question is: what in the actual f*ck? Why don’t the victims matter? WHY?
Someone please find me more examples like the W. family, I’m desperate for it.
Based on my opinion only, I know nothing. Choosing this picture made me cry.